Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

I'm stuck home today, with a kid that was probably faking being sick this morning.  I think she is exhausted.  So, I decided to start baking.

As you can see, from the picture, I cut these the wrong way.

This was my very first attempt at making biscotti. 

They are delicious, and will be perfect with my morning cup of sanity, (also known as coffee).

I'm going to include this recipe for you.  It is courtesy of

Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oil and sugar until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in the eggs. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix in cranberries and nuts by hand.
  3. Divide dough in half. Form two logs (12x2 inches) on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Dough may be sticky; wet hands with cool water to handle dough more easily.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until logs are light brown. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  5. Cut logs on diagonal into 3/4 inch thick slices. Lay on sides on parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until dry; cool.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 45 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 20 mins



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